Cost no Objective GPS

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by BuellDualSport, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. BuellDualSport

    BuellDualSport Banned

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    If cost were not an issue, what GPS would you buy.

    Advrider 80% hard roads, 20% firt/trails

    Pleanty of handle bar room to mount

    Waterproof would seem to be a good thing

    Maping software for CUS and Canada/Yukon/Alaska

    SM card use for maps/waypoints/etc

    Thoughts?? :clap

    Ride Em
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  2. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    276 or 376. Rugged, has it's own battery in case of plug in failure, good screen size and awesome resolution.
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  3. araspitfire

    araspitfire Been here awhile

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    It's really a choice between the 2xxx Streetpilots, and the above mentioned units... I bought a 2820 and am glad of it... Lots of stated opinions recently, just read back a bit...

    Al...
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  4. tbirdsp

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    I'd say 376 over any Street pilot since he wants to do some trail.
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  5. TxTortoise

    TxTortoise San Antonio, Tx

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  6. araspitfire

    araspitfire Been here awhile

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    Not sure why the 376 would be better than the 2820.... I can put TOPO maps on my 2820, plus it's got a touch screen that allows panning around very quick and easy...

    I guess trackback would be one.. though I never use it on my GPS's that have it...

    Al...
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    MookieBlaylock Long timer

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  8. BuellDualSport

    BuellDualSport Banned

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    Thanks

    Would seem as though the Advrider Web Page comes through again.

    Thanks all:clap
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  9. native

    native You got to hold on

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    Why's that?
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  10. tbirdsp

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    Better handling of tracks and I don't like touch screens.
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  11. DrDakar

    DrDakar Ride To the Future

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    I have exact same question. I am about to buy a 2820, does it worth waiting for Zumo? My only concern with 2820 is no battery.

    Sorry, I asked the same question in 2820 review topic.
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  12. araspitfire

    araspitfire Been here awhile

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    I just wired my 2820 direct to the battery... Who needs one on board?... The kit comes with a power adapter for laptop downloads and stuff...

    Maybe for hiking... the Zumo being so small it might be practical... But I've got a 60C for that... I'd want to know that the Zumo had all I needed for a hiking/cycling GPS before making that decision though...

    Al...
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  13. marco polo

    marco polo Been here awhile

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    I would not underestimate the usefulness of a battery in the unit itself, even if you have the GPS hard-wired to the bike. I have mine set up to switch to the GPS battery whenever I turn off the bike, e.g., gas stops, meals etc. Also, if you want to take it into a restaurant, or a motel room, to play with it, you need a battery, or an AC adapter etc. Why carry more stuff if you can get a GPS with a battery? The battery recharges when the bike is running. I have a 276C.
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  14. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    If you break down or get stuck in a unfamiliar area and had to walk out, having the battery powered 276 to find your way back to civilization could be a life saving asset.
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  15. DrDakar

    DrDakar Ride To the Future

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    I agree. But couldnt wait two months for the Zumo. Bemiiten, I also agree with you. I desperately needed a GPS on my bike, I think It is not a good time to buy one.
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  16. sweptwingnut

    sweptwingnut The Nut

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    NICE!! :thumb

    How did you set it up to switch to the GPS battery when the bike is off?
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  17. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    What he said. :deal

    Love my 376, and the limited marine subscription is all I need for weather.

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  18. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    And when you want to sit down and plan out some tracks, it's great to take your GPS inside (house or restaurant or motel) and work with it.

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  19. marco polo

    marco polo Been here awhile

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    It's easy -- it's one of the choices in the setup menu of the unit itself. When "external power off", you choose either "stay on" (as I have), or "turn off". So when bike power id turned off, it continues to run on the unit's battery. The other choice you have is what the GPS will do when "external power on", in which case I chose "charge battery", so never any problems having a fully charged GPS battery. The reason the 276C has a battery is because it was designed as a marine unit, i.e., for boats. You wouldn't want to suddenly lose your GPS if your boat's motor conked out.

    I can't imagine needing a GPS that did more than mine, but they're out there now. The other big advantage of a marine unit is that the display is built for use outdoors in the sun. Car units are built for the darker environment inside an automobile. As for touchscreen, I don't think I'd want to be getting my grubby hands/gloves all over the display all the time, but some people love them. I have no trouble using mine on the go with my left hand, often without even having to look at it to get the right button (the unit is mounted with a RAM mount to the clutch resevoir cover of my RT, so it's very easy to see).
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  20. sweptwingnut

    sweptwingnut The Nut

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    Thanks Marco,
    I have been looking at the 276/376 and did not realize it had that function. I guess that makes up our mind on which one to buy.

    Got a pic of your mount?

    276C:thumb
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